Unofish: Handcrafted Leather Basketballs

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The American brand Unofish handcrafts premium-quality basketballs and gym bags from materials such as naturally embossed ostrich leather and classic black polyurethane rims. Beautiful and durable, their products are a strong example of how sports gear can be both functional and elevated to the level of art through innovative design and skilled craftsmanship. Another good take is this Shinola football; it has amazing texture and color, but it’s also meant to be thrown.

Produced in limited edition, Unofish balls and bags are available online. Curious shopper should note that the high-end brand does give back to the community. For every ball sold, Unofish donates one to children through organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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